Talk To The Tail by Tom Cox is an absolute gem of a book for any cat lover. This was my second cat book by Tom Cox and I enjoyed it just as much as the first.
Tom Cox has the gift of capturing exactly what life is like with six cats. As the owner of five (it used to be six) cats myself, I find myself in agreement with Tom on so many things in his book. Like Tom, I can recognise the difference meanings of miaow’s. Our late cat Ben’s “look what I have caught” miaow is very different to Marble’s “help I’m going to be sick” miaow. Tom has certainly captured the essence of life with cats.
As every cat person knows, no two cats are the same. It was an absolute pleasure to read about the different personalities of Janet, Pablo, The Bear, Shipley, Ralph and Bootsy. One of my favourite descriptions was that of Shipley, “I live entirely in the moment and think exclusively about my own needs on a minute-by-minute basis”. Love it! What a classic.
So Funny And Easy To Empathise
Close Encounters Of The Furred Kind by Tom Cox is a wonderful book about Tom and Gemma’s lives with their four cats – Shipley, The Bear, Roscoe and Ralph. It was highly entertaining and I loved it.
All of the cats have their own individual natures and all are equally charming. Tom Cox tells of their lives as they move from Norfolk to Devon. There are delightful encounters with other cats too.
As a cat owner of five myself I could certainly empathise with some of the antics – who hasn’t had a cat sneeze in their face while looking lovingly at you? I found the book really funny and laughed out loud at many instances. And shed a tear at others.